Telecommunications Facilities Regulations Update

Contact: Sambo Kirkman, associate planner | 503-846-3593


The County is updating the Community Development Code (CDC) to comply with changes to federal regulations to streamline local government review and approval of applications for wireless facilities on existing towers and other support structures. Wireless facilities are the towers, antennas and equipment that provide cellular and other communication services to the community. 

The County is also considering additional regulation changes to address issues raised by County staff, the wireless industry and the public. Regulations for existing and new wireless facilities will be reviewed for clarity and continuing needs. 

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Public Testimony

Proposed Ordinance No. 826, amending portions of Washington County's Community Development Code related to Telecommunication Facilities was filed July 12, 2017. Testimony submitted after filing is a statement made to decision makers (the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners) regarding the filed ordinance, and will appear in the official ordinance record. To provide written testimony regarding this proposed ordinance, you must include the author(s)' name, address, and phone number and submit via emailfax or U.S. Mail: Washington County, Long Range Planning Division 155 N. First Ave., Suite 350, MS14, Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072

You may also provide oral testimony at a public hearing.  Sign-up to be notified by email when details are available.